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Liberty"s torch

Mitchell, Elizabeth

Liberty"s torch

the great adventure to build the Statue of Liberty

by Mitchell, Elizabeth

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Buildings, structures,
  • Buildings,
  • Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.),
  • History

  • About the Edition

    The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream. For decades, the myth has persisted that the statue was a grand gift from France, but Mitchell reveals how she was in fact the pet project of one quixotic and visionary French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi not only forged this 151-foot-tall colossus in a workshop in Paris and transported her across the ocean, but battled to raise money for the statue and make her a reality.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-310).

    StatementElizabeth Mitchell
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF128.64.L6 M57 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages310
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26888020M
    ISBN 100802122574
    ISBN 109780802122575
    LC Control Number2015300783
    OCLC/WorldCa862102486

      The Statue of Liberty’s hand and torch in Madison Square, New York. Image ID: G91F_F “They have not been able to procure a whole statue, but they have ornamented the city with a nice large piece of the intended statue’s arm” (New York Times, Feb. 26, ).Author: Megan Margino.


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